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mullet run to start

Capt. Rob Ottlein
September 10, 2008
Flagler Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report

I'm waiting for the mullet run to start which should be sometime soon. Also waitng for the water temperature to drop a couple of degrees.Once these two things coincide with one another the fish will turn from so-so to great.
Right now the snook fishing is hit and miss. If your in the right spot at the right time you can catch a number of them in a short period of time then the bite will turn off as fast as it turned on. The best place to fish for them is on an out going tide at creek mouths that empty into the ICW.Try a Rapala Twitchin Rap or the 17MR Mirrolure.A live lined shrimp thrown up current and allowed to drift down is another good option.
Trout fishing has been spotty at best. I find the best time to hook up is on the last part of the out going tide using a live lined shrimp.If you can find them and want to throw plugs the 17MR Mirrolure works great.
The flounder fishing has dropped off with all the rain we've had recently. I expect it to pick up once we get some of this freshwater out of here.
You can get redfish at Matanzas Inlet at the change of tide when it canges from out going to incomming. A live mullet fished on the bottom is your best bet. Alive mud minnow will also work.Look for the bull reds to move in once the mullet run begins.
Tarpon are still in the ICW and the canals off the ICW. these fish will range from 14" to 40lbs. Look for the bigger ones to show once the mullet run gets into full swing. Live mullet or Pin fish is your best chance to hook up with a "poon".

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Flagler Beach (located between Daytona and St. Augustine) provides fishing for snook, trout, redfish, flounder and tarpon during the warmer months.Fly fish for snook and trout in the early morning. All fish can be caught all day on live bait, plugs or jigs.Target the backwaters in winter for schooling reds.

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Osprey Fishing Charters
46 Bulow Woods Circle
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Phone: 386-439-2636
Alt. Phone: 386-451-1213
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